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How to Make DIY Apple Candles for Fall

Make your own whimsical fall decor! Create these easy DIY apple candles using a handful of small unblemished apples and tea lights. DIY apple candles are fun accents for a seasonal table or a Thanksgiving buffet spread. You can easily make these pretty fall decorative accents in a few minutes.

DIY apple candle fall decorating idea

Choose Small Unblemished Apples

To make homemade apple candles, select a handful of small apples that are free from blemishes. Wash the apples and pat them dry.

I was able to pick my apples from our apple tree in our front yard. I like to make candle holders from home-grown apples because the apples tend to be smaller and more delicate.

How to make apple tea light candles for fall

Carve Out the Apples

Cut a circle in the top of each apple roughly the size of a tea light. Cut the circle at an angle to remove the stem and then cut down vertically to carve a tea-light shaped impression in the apple. It may help to scoop out the top of the apple with a small spoon. Insert a tea light into the top of each apple candle holder.

Easy DIY fresh apple candles for fall

Add Ambient Light to a Party

I think these apple candles are a gorgeous and whimsical way to make my home feel more like fall. Please be careful when you light the tea lights. Make sure to give your candles adequate space to flicker without catching anything on fire. As an alternative to open flames, you could use battery operated tea lights instead of real candles.

Easy DIY apple candles with tea lights for fall decorating

These easy apple candles are perfect for a seasonal party because they are inexpensive to make. DIY apple candles are also eye catching and disposable. You can simply throw them away after the party ends.

To kick this idea up a notch, you could mix and match fresh apple candles with small pumpkin candles using the same technique. DIY apple candles are a very easy way to customize your home for fall.

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DIY apple candles easy fall craft idea

Did you try this idea? We’d love to hear how your DIY apple candles turned out. Happy creating!

Easy DIY apple candles fall craft and decorating idea

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2 years ago

I love this idea, it makes me wish I could use candles (they are too dangerous for our free flying birds)

Kimberly B.
Kimberly B.
2 years ago

I’ve never seen these before, but want to make them to put on my dining table.

Katie Bellamy
Katie Bellamy
4 years ago

I love this idea for the dinner table!

Dee Johnson
Dee Johnson
4 years ago

These are really cute and creative. I bet they smell really nice too.